Health info man­age­ment pros do more than med­i­cal records

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

I look for­ward to re­ceiv­ing Mod­ern Health­care mag­a­zine. How­ever, I was sur­prised when I read the ar­ti­cle on AHIMA in the April 14 is­sue (“Thanks to de­lay, AHIMA’s ICD-10 sum­mit to fo­cus on ICD-9,” p. 4). It refers to AHIMA as an “as­so­ci­a­tion for med­i­cal-record pro­fes­sion­als.” We are the Amer­i­can Health In­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion. We changed our ti­tle over 20 years ago. We do more than med­i­cal records—we man­age in­for­ma­tion, code charts for re­im­burse­ment, per­form data an­a­lyt­ics, man­age clin­i­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, pro­vide ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS train­ing, and are pri­vacy and se­cu­rity of­fi­cers, just to name a few of our re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

Rose Ann Webb

AHIMA mem­ber Cor­po­rate di­rec­tor, health in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment and pri­vacy of­fi­cer Prom­ise Health­care Boca Ra­ton, Fla.

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